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InVia Robotics wants to bring subscription-based robotics to ecommerce warehouses

InVia Robotics, a company that’s setting out to provide ecommerce fulfillment centers with automated robotics technology, has raised $9 million in a series A round of funding led by Upfront Ventures, with participation from Embark Ventures. The figure also constitutes a $3 million loan from Comerica. Founded out of Westlake Village, California, in 2015, InVia …

In-Q-Tel invests in SigOpt to help U.S. intelligence agencies optimize AI

In-Q-Tel, an investment firm that connects tech companies with the U.S. Intelligence community, has taken an undisclosed stake in SigOpt, a San Francisco-based AI startup. The move will provide the startup with additional capital and help it reach an audience of secretive AI practitioners at spy agencies. As part of the deal, In-Q-Tel will sell …